Vermont Oxford Rady Children's Genomic Network
About the Vermont Oxford Rady Children’s Genomic Network
This educational network is provided in partnership with Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, bringing NICU and PICU teams from centers new to genome sequencing together with teams that have established programs to help shape the future of genomic medicine in newborn care.
Webinar 1: Bridging the Genomics Knowledge Gap
Introduction to Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing (rWGS)
April 10, 2019
This webinar for interdisciplinary clinical genomic, research, and neonatology teams aims to advance knowledge and understanding of how genomic sequencing can help guide medical care for acutely-ill infants and their families.
Webinar 2: The Evolution of Genetic Testing and its Clinical Application
July 10, 2019
We will review genetic testing from chromosomal analysis to genomic sequencing. We will discuss benefits, caveats and turn around times of the different genetic testing modalities. We will delve further into the application of genetic testing in the inpatient setting through a case presentation.
Webinar 3: Genomic Reports
September 11, 2019
Module 1: Genomic Analysis to Clicnical Reports: What a Provider Needs to Know
Module 2: The Power of Genomic Reports: How to Interpret Complex Findings
“As clinical genomic testing becomes more prevalent, the education of providers in the area of genomics is becoming of increasing importance. Providers may not have direct experience in interpreting genomic reports, which can limit the impact and utility of the information provided. This session intends to aid providers in understanding what information is encompassing within a genomic report and how a provider can best navigate the report to help guide downstream clinical management.”
Webinar 4: Implementation Strategies for Introducing rWGS to NICUs
November 20, 2019
This session will provide an overview of strategies for implementation, including assessing the organizational readiness, capacity building, structural features and ongoing support. Available tools for implementation will be highlighted and examples from current implementing sites will be used to illustrate different pathways to implementation. In a recorded interview with one NICU Medical Director, session attendees will hear about the rWGS implementation journey of a typical NICU.
- Review with the steps for implementation of new research and technologies into clinical practice
- Identify tools and other practical resources for implementation of rWGS
- Learn from a case study of a typical NICU what to expect when implementing rWGS